This Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Latte is just as creamy, refreshing, and foamy as anything you can get at Starbucks, but much cheaper and homemade, so it tastes even better! And did I mention it's dairy-free?
If you're a fan of Sweet Cream Cold Brew from Starbucks or any coffee shop, this homemade version is for you. It's way cheaper, and even better tasting than anything you can buy. Plus, it takes just five minutes to make and a few simple ingredients.
Ingredients for Homemade Sweet Cream Cold Brew Latte
Here's what you need for this coffee house favorite:
Cold brew. You can make your own with a cold brew maker or buy this at the grocery store.
Almond milk. Feel free to use any plant-based milk you like.
Agave syrup. This is my favorite liquid sweetener for a cold brew latte, but you could use maple syrup, honey or another sweetener if you prefer.
Vanilla extract. For that warming vanilla flavor.
Toppings for Cold Brew Lattes
To really send this sweet cream coffee over the top, load up each glass with decadent toppings. I like to use:
Vanilla ice cream. I use dairy-free!
Sprinkles. This is optional, but definitely gives your drink a festive vibe.
What Kind of Dairy-Free Milk is Best for Lattes?
You can use pretty much any kind of plant-based milk for these sweet cream cold brew lattes. I recommend making your own; it's easier than you think!
Here are some of my go-to milk recipes for dairy-free lattes:
You can make this latte as sweet as you like. I like to use agave, which is a vegan liquid sweetener. But feel free to use your favorite sweetener. Start with The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes if you're looking for something new to sweeten your drink.
In a bowl, add together all latte ingredients, mixing until combined.
To serve, fill ice into a 12 or 16-ounce glass and pour the latte mixture atop crushed ice until ¾ filled. Add scoops of ice cream and top with festive sprinkles (rainbow), if desired.
Sip and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for Oat milk when using store-bought is the Forager Project. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milk, quinoa milk, etc.SWEETENER: Instead of Agave syrup, you can substitute with pure maple syrup.